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Château de Portets Ambassadeur de Graves

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Château de Portets

AOC GRAVES ROUGE

 

TASTING

Pure elegance, one can taste the epitamy of fresh crisp fruits, morello cherries and crurents, all coming together to tease the nose. An oakyness of genuine quality, a characteristic of a well matured wine.

The cabernet brings aroma and structure, whereas the merlot its powerful scent and suppleness.

Overall, this wine has a pleasing red fruits aroma accompanied by grilled and spicy notes. Elegant a structured; refined and aromatic.

 

VINEYARDS

Surface : 20 hectares or 49.5 acres.

Terroir : strong gravelly soil made of a first pebble layer and subsoil flint/clay.

Density of planting : 5,000 vines/hectare.

Average vine age: 30 years.

Blend : 55% Merlot, 45% Cabernet Sauvignon.

Crop Yield : 49 hectoliters/hectare.

 

VINIFICATION

Harvest : Handpicked and machine harvested.

Vatting time : 24 to 30 days.

Fermentation duration : 4 to 5 days.

Maceration time : 20 to 25 days.

Temperature regulation : cement tanks with thermo-regulation.

Malolactic fermentation : 10% en fûts de chêne.

 

MATURING

The wines are hence aged for 12 months in oak barrels, renewed in part each year, one third at a time. The final blending of the wine is then performed, before a small fining and finally the bottling at the château.

Production : 120 000 bottles.

 

 

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